The backstory: A good friend introduced Lauren to Treasure Beach in 2008, and she fell in love with the area, the welcoming community, and the friends that she made there. Treasure Beach and Jamaica's south coast are the antithesis of a tourist trap. It's off the beaten path, but it hasn't stopped her from returning again and again.
Treasure Beach is a tiny fishing village and the community there is truly unlike any other in Jamaica. Defined by the Santa Cruz Mountains and the rolling farmland of the Pedro Plains, Treasure Beach is known for its cacti, endless natural coastlines, and miles of sweeping savannas — not its white sand beaches or jungle-like rain forests. Treasure Beach is renowned for its warm people, deep community spirit, and rich history (which even includes a Scottish shipwreck from the 19th century).
Full Disclosure: This is the real Jamaica. It's almost a 3-hour drive from the airport, so get ready for an adventure that you'll never forget and to fall in love with a place where you'll most certainly leave your heart.
What is Lithe Escape? Imagine one week to focus on yourself ... a better body, more confidence, lessons learned, fabulous food and fitness, inches and pounds lost (without going hungry), unparalleled results, and an entire support system of like-minded people. Get excited for girl time and downtime, a healthier body and mind, unbelievably delicious food, and a week that's all about you.
Accommodations at Jake's are double or single occupancy and almost all double occupancy rooms mean sharing a bed with another Lither. We are happy to help pair you up with a buddy if you'd like a double occupancy room.
Ocean View Single, $3,260
Ocean View Double, $2,060
Garden View Single, $2,720
Garden View Double, $1,790
Two-Bedroom Cottage Single $2,630
Two-Bedroom Cottage Double: $1,740
The price includes your room accommodations, three daily meals, two Lithe Escape workouts each day, and transportation to and from Montego Bay Airport. Airfare, spa treatments, alcohol, and additional optional excursions and food are not included.
Ready to book your spot? Email email@example.com. Alicia, our friendly Lithe Escape concierge, will assist you with flight info and roommate details. If you would like to reserve your spot, we are only taking deposits via check for this trip. The $1,000 non-refundable deposit check can be made out to Lithe Method and dropped off at any studio in an envelope to Alicia's attention. We'll collect final payment in October.
The following flight includes complimentary airport transportation: http://goo.gl/flights/xO60
If you choose to take different flights, you'll need to book private transportation. A one-way ride is $135 and holds 1-3 people. Treasure Beach is a 3-hour drive from Montego Bay airport, so Thursday and Tuesday are very travel heavy with one workout late Thursday.
Images via Lithe Escape
Coming to Jake's? Grab your girls and get ready for the time of your life. If there's one thing we feel that we've truly nailed, it's the art of packing for Lithe Escape. We can squeeze in just under a week's worth of outfits into a carry-on (recycling is key) and have our Escape beauty routine down to a minimum. We're pretty confident when we say we've got this one. Here's what you'll need.
Escape canvas bag by Forestbound
Happy April! Summer starts in 6 weeks, and we're ready to run the beach! Spring has sprung, so it’s time to soak up the sunshine, get prepped to rock that Earned In Winter body, and spend time with friends and family. I miss the concept of having a true spring break in my life — taking a week long break from work to reset and refresh (and lay on the beach with margarita in hand).
In honor of my much-anticipated break (and our upcoming Lithe Escape), I'm sharing some bikini tips with you. A fantastic bikini is always the first item I pack when I’m traveling somewhere warm. These Triangl bikinis are my swimwear picks for the season. I love the supportive neoprene fabric, bright neon colors, and fantastic fit.
If you choose to wear a bikini, you should show off your Lithe-earned body in a suit that you feel comfortable and confident in. Any Jane can wear a bikini, but to feel confident in a bikini is another story. Here are some tips so that you can run the beach:
Try EVERYTHING on. Suits look completely different on your body than on the hanger. Untie first – you need to adjust the straps to your body (not the girl’s who tried it on before you) or you won’t get the right look or fit.
Stringin' it? If you have a top with strings, tie it in the back first, and then stretch the cups over your breasts before tying behind your neck. Got a bottom with strings? Tie it so it sits on your hip bone. Don't go too low or even worse, too high. (Hello, David Lee Roth circa "California Girls.")
When a suit fits, you don’t get any “overspill.” Remember that everything has a place — inside your suit. Watch out for super-skinny straps ... Narrow straps are rarely flattering and create back bulge if you have even a little meat on your bones.
Lithe it up! I highly recommend our Essential Workouts. Skinny Jeans and High Mini classes are our blueprint. Both tone your body and build your Lithe muscular structure with a quickness.
Eat Lithe whenever possible. Eating Lithe (eating clean) will not only get you into your bikini, but it also makes you feel Lithe inside. Keep whole food (preferably raw) snacks on-hand at all times to keep energy levels up and hunger at bay.
Lastly, check yourself before you wreck yourself – in a three-way mirror, that is. You want to be sure you look great from all angles. Once you find a perfect fit, take note of the brand. Companies rarely change their fit from year to year. It’ll make next year’s shopping that much easier!
Here's our #lithespringclean menu for week 1! Just like our Lithe Foods/Lithe Escape food philosophy, you'll notice that our menus are based on lean, local, mostly seasonal and detoxifying, whole foods. Our menus coincide with our lifestyle of hard work and consistency, so Monday through Friday you'll want to follow the rules. Moderation is the key for long-term success, so Saturday and Sunday are yours to eat as you please!
This menu is exactly what Lauren eats when she preps for a photo shoot or special event. If it feels spartan to you, that's because it is. For the next five days we are creating a caloric deficit, reducing bloat, and burning off the layer of fat that sits on top of our muscles.
Remember to drink 64 ounces of water every day, and Lithe 5-6 days a week. Good luck. You can do it!
Both Lithe retreats are life-changing and built on the same principals, but Lithe WKND and Lithe Escape are quite different. Check out the details above to find out which one is the right fit for you. We know that it's tough to put a number on a great time and amazing results, but pricing varies and is dependent on the country, location, and resort.
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